Daegu Health College Uses IBM MobileFirst Solutions to Meet Students' Mobile Lifestyle

 Daegu Health College Uses IBM MobileFirst Solutions to Meet Students' Mobile

Easy to Develop and Deploy Apps Provide Students with Access to Class
Registration, Grades and Other Academic Resources from Any Mobile Device or

PR Newswire

ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 21, 2013

ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced
that Daegu Health College, a health training college located in Daegu, South
Korea, is using IBM MobileFirst solutions to design and deploy mobile apps to
meet the growing mobile demands of its students. Now, students benefit from
quick, reliable and secure access to a range of academic resources that
improve the campus community experience.

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Research shows that there will be 48 million smartphones in use in South Korea
by 2015.^1 Considering that the nation's population just surpassed 50 million
in 2012², South Korea is now recognized as one of the most wired societies.
Consequently, it is critical for organizations to offer mobile apps and
services that better target users' preferences and communications
expectations. Using IBM Worklight, part of the IBM MobileFirst Application
and Data Platform as an underlying solution, and FAS, a system integrator and
business partner of IBM, the college deployed "Smart DHC," a suite of mobile
apps. Now, its 7,500 students can manage common academic inquiries from their
mobile devices including verifying class registration, checking grades,
viewing class schedules and searching library materials.

"In order to provide the same services across different platforms and devices,
there are a lot of matters that must be considered," said Jae-Do Lee, head of
the Academic Information Center, Daegu Health College. "By using IBM
MobileFirst solutions, we have the ability to achieve integrated management
for all of our mobile apps, enabling students to benefit from the apps
regardless of device or platform."

Hear Daegu Health College officials talk about the solution here.

Using IBM MobileFirst, the college shortened the application development
lifecycle. Additionally, with a single development process for multiple
devices, Daegu reduces the time and costs associated with developing for
multiple operating systems. By improving time-to-market, Daegu can quickly
deliver valuable services to students and staff, improving student and
employee satisfaction.

"IBM recognizes that mobile is a global opportunity and we are committed to
putting the right tools in the hands of our clients and partners to capitalize
on it," said Marie Wieck, general manager, application and integration
middleware, IBM. "The IBM MobileFirst portfolio gives companies access to the
software, consulting, services and partnerships they need to successfully
execute on their mobile strategies and better meet the needs of their

About IBM MobileFirst

As the first new technology platform for business to emerge since the World
Wide Web, mobile computing represents one of the greatest opportunities for
organizations to expand their business. Based on nearly 1,000 customer
engagements, 10 mobile-related acquisitions in the last four years, a team of
thousands of mobile experts and 270 patents in wireless innovations, IBM
MobileFirst offers an array of solutions that helps businesses connect,
secure, manage and develop mobile networks, infrastructures and applications.

To learn more, visit the IBM MobileFirst press kit or
http://www.ibm.com/mobilefirst. Follow @ibmmobile, #ibmmobile on Twitter, and
see IBM MobileFirst on YouTube, Tumblr and Instagram.

^1ROA Holdings, Korean Mobile Markets Dynamics and Forecast 2011-2015, July

²Asia News Network, South Korea's Population passes 50 million, June, 2012

Media Relations Contacts:
Tara Sucato Tsapepas
Phone: 917.472.3701
Email: tjsucato@us.ibm.com

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